A decision on the plea filed by the CBI to conduct the trial of B Ramalinga Raju, main accused in the sensational Satyam accounting fraud scandal, through video-conferencing, will be taken on July 5.
Hyderabad XXI Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate B V L N Chakravarthi said he was giving Raju's counsel time to file a counter-petition to the CBI's plea that the main accused in the Rs. 14,000 crore accounting scam be tried via video-conferencing.
The judge's decision came after NIMS doctors informed the court that Raju is unable to attend the trial in person.
Raju is currently being treated at NIMS for Hepatitis C. Raju is also believed to be suffering from loss of appetite, breathlessness, swelling of ligaments, weakness, palpitations and bed sores.
On the other hand, the CBI suspects that Raju is feigning illness to avoid personal appearances in court.